The Thai film industry seems to be going great guns. They have a history of giant crocs and snakes, of course, but this one seems to mix in assorted horror tropes and supernatural elements to potentially interesting effect:
Vengeance [aka Phairii phinaat paa mawrana] (Thailand-2006; dir. Preaw [Pleo] Sirisuwan)
A young police officer, a local guide and his daughter follows the trail of a prison escapee, Nasor, into a mysterious forest with many hidden secrets, one of which directly relates to the death of Nasor’s father at the hands of the father of the officer. As the group ventures deeper into the forest, the eerie realm unleashes its spirits unto the intruders, killing them one by one. Still intent on bringing Nasor to justice, the officer relentlessly pursues the criminal in a race against time and the unseen forces of the ancient forest. (IMDB)
The forces of the forest include a giant snake, killer wasps, a vampiric demon and other beasties.
Here is a trailer:
Via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery and Fangoria
Wow!!This one really looks great!! I’m gonna have to pick up a copy when it hits here on dvd in July.
The Thai films I’ve seen (Ong-Bak and Dynamite Warrior) are fantastic in both sense of the word even without supernatural elements in them. I’ve gotta check this one out.
We watched “Dynamite Warrior” just last weekend. Thrilling stuff, especially as, like “Ong Bak”, it’s done without (or with minimal) CGI.
Thailand has produced many ghost films too. I recommend “P” (2005), though it is a UK co-production. “Mae Nak” is said to be excellent.
And “Garuda” may not be the best giant monster flick ever made, but its SFX, in particular, are not too bad at all.
I really enjoyed ‘Garuda’ although it definitely borrowed pretty heavily from the American ‘Godzilla’.It was still a rather cool film.This one looks really great.
Thanks just wrote them down in my little movie book 🙂
“Garuda” has got some interesting socio-political subtexts…
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